Chadwick's Next Strategic Plan: An Overview 

In April 2022, Chadwick launched a comprehensive strategic planning process, which will culminate with the development of the school’s next strategic plan. The Roessler-Chadwick Foundation (RCF) Board of Trustees is leading our efforts, undertaking an inclusive process that involves voices from across our community and includes an extended period of reflection and learning. Through our work, we will identify our most important strategic priorities and initiatives, which will guide the school. The Strategic Plan will be shared with the Chadwick community in Spring 2023.

Strategic Planning Timeline

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Strategic Planning Committee

The RCF Board of Trustees consulted with Chadwick community leaders to identify 22 individuals to serve on the Strategic Planning Committee. These individuals represent trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and students who work together under the guidance of the RCF Board to lead our strategic planning process. They bring a variety of skills, backgrounds and perspectives to our work, which they undertake on behalf of, and through the inclusion of, the entire Chadwick community.

Row 1: Jennifer Chou '96, Cedric Penix, Craig Polin, Deborah Levy, Paul Chen, Elizabeth Imende-Cooney, Josh Goodman '24
Row 2: Tom Sheppard, Denise Mester, Luis Morales, Rachel Nguyen, Esmeralda Cook, Robert Horne, Amanda Hartigan, Ben Davidson '95
Row 3: Dr. Dijanna Figueroa, Erin Nordlund, Michelle Tabor, Eden Warner, Caroline Payne, Trent Jackson, Laurie Eddleston

Strategic Planning Design Teams 

The Strategic Planning Design Teams are composed of 28 additional faculty, trustees, parents, and alumni. The following three Design Teams are tasked with imagining Chadwick’s strategic future in each of these three critical areas. Specifically, the Design Teams will focus their efforts on developing strategic direction in the following areas:

  1. Enhance and Innovate
    Core Curricular and Co-Curricular Programs, Faculty and Staff Development, Recruitment and Retention

  2. Clarify and Inspire
    Institutional Purpose and Identity, Strategic Imperatives and Visioning

  3. Sustain and Mobilize
    Leadership, Finance, Facilities, Strategic Enrollment Management, Local, Regional and Global Relationships

While these three distinct areas have been identified as being crucial to our long-term growth, two focus areas that underlie everything we undertake now and in the future and are integral to the work of the Design Teams are Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Wellness. The Design Teams will meet several times through early winter before sharing their ideas with the entire Strategic Planning Committee.

Members of the Strategic Planning Design Teams
John Aden Ph.D., Meg Bailey, Terri Burke, Armand Dawkins '96, John Dryden, James Eberhart, Ian Eddleston, Pam Freer, Michelle Gerken, Patrice Harmon, Tommy Hattori, Jaime Hoffman, Ruth MacFarlane, Sara Mactavish, Jason Manasse, Chris Meisel, Jeff Mercer, Tom Mooney, Samantha Nadella M.D. '03, Angie Nevarez, Jason Ro, Derek Roth, Uma Sethi, Anne Severns, Renita Smith, Saskia Subramanian, Kimberly Tatman, Nick Tell, Stephanie Uchima-Carney '00, Lauren White, Heidi Yamada.

Consulting Partner

Chadwick has partnered with Ian Symmonds and Associates in the development of our next strategic plan. 

Ian Symmonds and Associates is an industry-leading, global consulting firm. With 1,000 clients over 20 years and an impeccable record of thought leadership through writing, speaking and consulting, Ian Symmonds & Associates is the trusted voice in education and nonprofit strategy.

Updates to Our Community

Stay informed about the status of our Strategic Planning Process by accessing our communications with the community below.

Strategic Planning Update
Fall 2022

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year From the Board of Trustees
Aug. 23, 2022

RCF Board of Trustees Newsletter
Spring 2022

RCF Board of Trustees Newsletter
Fall 2021

Strategic Planning